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How to define travel writing?

Does “magical journalism qualify? Is it acceptable to polish quotes and embellish accounts of experiences order to convey a deeper truth –  or are facts absolute and sacred? Rosemary Bailey has kicked off debate with a searching essay for the Royal … ..more

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BGTW Tea Time with Dragonfly Teas

BGTW‬ member Tim Locke managed the fascinating Brewed with a View tea promotion project involving some British Guild of Travel Writers members in conjunction with Dragonfly teas. Members were asked to provide travel pieces on places inspired by qualities of and stories … ..more

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Jonathan Thompson lifts USA award

Congratulations to BGTW member Jonathan Thompson (pictured in the centre, with Jonathan Sloan of Hills Balfour on the left and Philip Jones, CEO of Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau), who won an award for Best Regional Newspaper Travel Feature at … ..more

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Letter from Cyprus

The first of an occasional series by Guild members based outside the UK. There’s  no need for the Greek crisis to ruin travellers’ anticipation of holidays there, says Carole French. She’s seen it all before…… The threat that Greece may default … ..more

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Inside the Travel Lab recognised on list of top Travel Blogs

Congratulations to member Abigail King, whose blog Inside the Travel Lab was recently named as one of the best Travel Writing Sites!

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Emma O’Reilly launches new blog

Travel Writer and Editor, Emma O’Reilly, has launched an exciting new blog at, based around her travels both with and without her husband and two children. Emma says ‘I want to inform and entertain people, rather than just presenting a … ..more

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Christine Fagg

It is with great sadness that the Guild reports the death of its former member Christine Fagg, ballerina turned travel writer. Colleague Mary Anne Evans remembers her as a “charming, small elegant lady always with a delightful smile, a wry … ..more

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Only in London New Guidebook by Duncan J.D. Smith

BGTW member Duncan J. D. Smith’s latest guidebook is out now! Two and a half years in the making, Only in London tells the story of the city using over 100 unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects. It’s all … ..more

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On a Wing and a Prayer

When writer and intrepid traveller Sarah Woods set about discovering the jungles of Central and South America, her quest – to catch sight of one of the few last breeding pairs of Harpy Eagles – took her into some of … ..more

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Guild’s new Yearbook launched

The Guild’s new Yearbook is out. It’s a must have source for anyone involved in travel and can be ordered on this website. Want to find a writer who’s expert on a particular country, knows everything there is to know … ..more

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Latest news

The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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